First Cow

Kinokulture Cinema
  • Wed 23 Jun
  • Thu 24 Jun
  • 17:30


A taciturn loner and skilled cook (John Magaro) has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon Territory, though he only finds true connection with a Chinese immigrant (Orion Lee) also seeking his fortune; soon the two collaborate on a successful business, although its longevity is reliant upon the clandestine participation of a nearby wealthy landowner's prized milking cow. From this simple premise Reichardt constructs an interrogation of foundational Americana that recalls her earlier triumph Old Joy in its sensitive depiction of male friendship, yet is driven by a mounting suspense all its own. Reichardt again shows her distinct talent for depicting the peculiar rhythms of daily living and ability to capture the immense, unsettling quietude of rural America.

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12A CertificateFilms classified 12A have been deemed appropriate for viewers of twelve and over. However, they can also be seen by younger children - provided they are accompanied by an adult who has deemed the film appropriate viewing for that child. In such cases, IFCO strongly recommends that parents/guardians make informed decisions by accessing the consumer advice available on this website.
Country: United States
Language: English, Chinese
Released:6 March 2020
Duration: 121 min
Genres: Western Drama

Film Credits

Kelly Reichardt
Anish Savjani
Vincent Savino
Neil Kopp
Jonathan Raymond
Kelly Reichardt
Patrick D. Green
Todd A. Robinson
Alia Shawkat
John Magaro
Dylan Smith
René Auberjonois
Clayton Nemrow
Ewen Bremner
Toby Jones
Orion Lee
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